They received their trophy during a function held at Bishop Henry Hanlon Gardens, Nsambya Catholic Church
Saint Balikuddembe Senior Secondary School, Mitala-Maria (located in Mpigi District), have been crowned champions of this year’s Holy Cross Family Ministries Prayer Competitions.
They received their trophy during a function held at Bishop Henry Hanlon Gardens, Nsambya Catholic Church, on Saturday (July 1). Mitala-Maria School collected a total of 196 points from religious prose, poetry, fine-art, music, dance and drama.
Saint Kizito SS, Bugoloobi took second position with 173 points. Mugwanya Summit College, Kyengera, took third position with 171 points. A total of 17 schools participated in the competitions, which ran under the theme: Try Prayer.
Rev Fr Fred Jenga, a Board Member of Holy Cross Family Ministries, who was the guest of honor, handed over the trophies and certificates to the respective winners.
Speaking during the function, the Director of Holy Cross Family Ministries for East Africa, Fr Leonard Olobo, encouraged more schools to participate in the annual competitions, to attain spiritual revival and renewal.
Earlier during mass, Emmanuel Cardinal Dr Wamala asked the students and all Christians to have unwavering faith in the power of prayer. “We are all in need of prayer mentally, socially and psychologically. Let us not resort to witchcraft when we get problems or challenges in life. Let us pray through the intercession of Mary and our saints. God will not turn a deaf ear to our cries if we seek his help through prayer,” Wamala said.